Upcoming Events

Mass Atrocity Prevention in Practice Roundtable: Gender-Based Mass Atrocity Prevention

Monday 27 November, 2017 at 14:00-17:00





Until recently the human rights of women, have been marginalised from the mainstream human rights discourse. This is largely because women have been excluded from both the substance and the process of international human rights law. Issues concerning their rights were mainly considered to belong to the private sphere and their violation was often defended in the name of culture. The Report of UN Secretary General on R2P in 2013 notes that “gender discrimination and inequality increase the underlying risks associated with sexual and gender-based violence” and highlighted the nexus between gender and mass atrocity crimes. The UN Framework of Analysis for the Prevention of Atrocity Crimes stresses the need to dedicate specific attention to ‘acts of violence against women and children, or creation of conditions that facilitate acts of sexual violence against those groups’ and integrates gender in the early warning analysis of situations at risk. The UN Resolution 2171/2014 acknowledges that gender-based violence can be ‘an early indication of a descent into conflict or escalation of conflict’.

In the light of the increasing acknowledgement of gender-based violence as an especially prevalent feature of mass atrocity crimes, and the ongoing sexual violence in several countries including Syria, it is imperative to highlight the specific legal, political, and practical challenges posed by ’rape as a weapon of war.’ By combining practitioner and scholarly perspectives, feasible prevention options need to be discussed. The event is organised by the Budapest Centre in cooperation with its partners within The European Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (ECR2P) and the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary.

Location: Károli Gaspard University of the Reformed Church in Budapest, Hungary, Ráday u. 28. The event is public but registration is required. Please register here

ECR2P 2017 Annual Lecture: Dr Ivan Šimonović, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Special Adviser on the R2P

Thursday 30th November 2017, 17:00-19:00





Location: Conference Auditorium 2 (GM.01) this room is wheelchair accessible – see here for details and directions

Registration: The event is free, but registration is essential. Please register here

Please note that recordings and photos will be taken at this public event.